Build resilient systems at scale
28–30 October 2015 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands
John Allspaw

John Allspaw
CTO, Etsy

Website | @allspaw

John Allspaw is Etsy’s chief technology officer, leading the Product Engineering, Infrastructure, and Operations teams. Previously, he was the SVP of infrastructure and operations at Etsy. For over 17 years, John has worked in system operations in the biotech, government, and online media industries. John began his career running vehicle crash simulations for the US government. In 1997, he made the leap to the web, building the technical infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster, and Flickr. John is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning and Web Operations: Keeping the Data on Time, both by O’Reilly. He holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MSC from Lund University.

Sessions

9:30–9:35 Thursday, 29/10/2015
Keynote
Location: Auditorium
John Allspaw (Etsy), Courtney W. Nash (O'Reilly), Steve Souders (SpeedCurve)
Average rating: ***..
(3.94, 53 ratings)
Velocity Program Chairs John Allspaw, Courtney Nash, and Steve Souders open the first day of keynotes. Read more.
10:30–10:50 Thursday, 29/10/2015
Keynote
Location: Auditorium
John Allspaw (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.13, 94 ratings)
Having spent a large part of my career leading operations and infrastructure teams, I hadn’t yet found satisfying answers to these questions: What makes them good at this? What is necessary to help them get better? Read more.
9:30–9:35 Friday, 30/10/2015
Keynote
Location: Auditorium
Steve Souders (SpeedCurve), Courtney W. Nash (O'Reilly), John Allspaw (Etsy)
Average rating: ****.
(4.07, 29 ratings)
Velocity Program Chairs Steve Souders, Courtney Nash, and John Allspaw open the second day of keynotes. Read more.